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  Best speakers ever 4 small room?
I realized my room is too small for the many best in the world speakers. Are any of the following or those of the same caliber designed or comfortable in a room with dimensions of 11' x 15' with a ceiling of 8'-6".
Talking about Avalon, Avantgarde, MBL, Kharma, Dynaudio, Soundlabs, Wisdom, Magico, Genesis, Revels, Pipedreams, Wilson, Piegas, Apogees, Legacy, Dunlavy, Rockport, Quads, JM Labs ---- caliber of speakers.
I am looking for a speaker that is absolutely gorgeous in sound and stands out from the rest.
The room can be heavily damped and willing to change my electronics.
My fav's so far: MBL's 116, Then these all fall in second: Piega c10, Dynaudio c4, Kharma's, JM Labs diva, avantgarde duo's.
I listen to orchestral music and opera on vinyl, but also all genre's and would like to have a wide full sounding presentation with subtle natural sounding bass that's deep and accurate and projects depth.
Wouldn't mind so much a 4 cabinet system or satellite and sub set up. thanks
Pedrillo  (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)

03-06-07
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03-06-07   I am not a believer in a sub if you are serious about music ...   Mcpody

03-06-07   Speakers from any of those brands will work well, though may ...   Drubin

03-06-07   Not sure if these are too big for your room, but the veracit ...   craigamrine@

03-07-07   In my opinion, the dipoles on your list are quite likely to ...   Audiokinesis

03-07-07   My friend clemment perry, has a room only a little bigger th ...   Audiooracle

03-07-07   A pair of audio note an/e can take you all the way to more m ...   Beheme

03-07-07   18 hz (6 db down), 95 db efficiency, in a reasonably small b ...   Rlwainwright

03-07-07   Totem mani - 2.   Hepl

03-07-07   Go ohm.   Jaybo

03-07-07   Rw: i cannot really tell you how they do it (dunno!) but it ...   Beheme

03-07-07: Rives
We've designed a number of small rooms and they are far more difficult than larger ones. One of the most important things is chosing the speakers carefully--so your question is a good one.

You want speakers that will work with the room, not against it. If the drivers are too large for volume of the room they will never really function the way they were intended to. Every driver has a "comfort zone" in terms of inertia and this range can vary greatly. In general smaller drivers for your room are going to work well and at a later point you may decide to add a sub for that last 1/2 octave, but I wouldn't do that initially.

The speakers that we have had experience with and gotten good results in small rooms are Kharma 3.2 and Talon Hawks. We have a room in process with Lipinski monitors and I expect that to work out very well. The other speaker that I have listened to and find excellent is the Magico mini. We have not done a room with this speaker yet, but I expect it will have similar well behaved performance in small rooms.

My reason behind not adding the sub initially is many of these speakers have remarkable bass response and in small rooms there is room gain for low frequency. Often times the sub is really not needed so I suggest starting without it (unless you are a bass freak) and then later if you feel you need more bottom end add it.

The last thing I'll point out is something we've had in development for a long time. It's a sub-PARC. This is a programmable crossover, parametric EQ, and digital amplifier for low frequency. It is (in my biased opinion) the best way to add a sub to a pair of satelites.

As a disclaimer, Rives Audio owns Talon Loudspeakers which I mentioned as a speaker I would highly recommend for that size room.

Rives  (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)


03-07-07   The jmlabs diva utopia be's that you have as a second place ...   Nealrm

03-07-07   Consider a pair of green mountain audio calypsos. state of t ...   Dolphin

03-07-07   Thank you all for your intersting responses, i certainly exp ...   Pedrillo

03-08-07   Audiooracle did you mean "the proofs in the puddi ...   Tabl10s

03-11-07   Here's a few more wilson duettes escalante pinyon   Musicfile

03-14-07   In my very small room... 11x10 with vault ceiling, the sonus ...   Daveyf

03-14-07   I've just added a pair of quad 22ls in my 11 by 21 by 10 foo ...   Vinylmatters

04-08-07   Rockport miras.......   Ozy

04-08-07   My room is 12 x 20 x 7'6". i have a pair of quad esl 5 ...   Mittg

04-15-07   Monitors? sonus faber. floorstanding? totem arro or hawk. al ...   Fischgrape

04-16-07   I have a pair of cremona auditors in my small room and could ...   D_zervas

04-16-07   Sonus faber guarnieri memento   Enricovesce

04-17-07   Second the sonus faber g's. either version are superb in a s ...   Daveyf

08-20-08   Depending upon your placement, the best i've heard without s ...   Bradfordmyles

08-21-08   for small rooms the unifield 3 by von schweikert is awsome ...   Inhisservice

08-23-08   Keep it simple then. get the mbl's, make sure associated equ ...   Flrnlamb


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